Donald Trump Honours 10-Year-Old Pakistani Girl As ‘Coronavirus Hero’
A 10-year-old Pakistani-American girl scout, Laila Khan from Maryland, was recognised as the coronavirus hero by United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for donating cookies to nurses and firefighters.
The US embassy account on Twitter also congratulated her by saying, “Congrats to 10-year-old Laila Khan, a Pakistani-American girl scout recognized by President Trump during a ceremony honoring coronavirus heroes! Laila donated 100 boxes of cookies to local medical workers & firefighters.”
Congrats to 10-year-old Laila Khan, a Pakistani-American girl scout recognized by President Trump during a ceremony honoring coronavirus heroes! Laila donated 100 boxes of cookies to local medical workers & firefighters. Read more: https://t.co/Ch7E26DpVg
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— U.S. Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) May 17, 2020
The US president said in a ceremony held in the White House Rose Garden, “The men and women we honour today remind us that the bonds that unite us in times of hardship can also raise us to new heights as we reopen and recover and rebuild.”
Another great hero to be awarded was Amy Ford, a nurse from Williamson, West Virginia, who traveled to Brooklyn, New York, to work in a hospital besieged with Covid-19 patients.
To honour her, Trump said, “For the past 42 days, she’s been working 12-hour shifts in the intensive care units of Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn. Amy has been serving the coronavirus patients around the clock, and she once held the hand of an elderly patient all night long, just so the woman would not feel alone.”
In response, Ford said that these were “times of trial and error, and a lot of prayer.”